Money Matters - Simplified

Shocker: Baidu's Slowing Down

Let me see if I get this straight. Shares of Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) took a 6% jab to the gut yesterday after an executive conceded that China's leading search engine won't be growing as quickly in 2011 as it did in 2010.

2 Winners to Watch and 1 to Buy Now

What companies are tomorrow's big winners? In our ongoing series, I'm chatting with Fool analysts and advisors to discover the stocks they're watching, and the catalysts that would signal a time to buy.

Still the Biggest Investment Opportunity in India

 Whenever I speak to investors, I generally spend a lot of time talking about China. A consequence of that focus is that I am inevitably asked one simple question during any follow-on Q&A: "What about India?"


Don't Short This Stock

Just two weeks ago, I argued that MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI) can't keep rising. I made a pretty compelling case, if you don't mind my saying so. At nearly $70 per share, the auction site's current valuation bakes in more growth over the next 10 years than the entire Latin American region, from a demographic perspective, seems able to support.